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- Easiest setup on Linux for a PHP newbie
- Rex Eastbourne
December 29, 2006, 11:35 pm
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I'm starting out with PHP. I'd like to work on a project for personal
use; I will not be putting it on the web. What is the easiest way to do
this? I know I can set up an Apache server (I'm on Ubuntu Linux), but
I'm wondering if there's any simpler option, given that my scripts
don't have to be accessible on the web.
Re: Easiest setup on Linux for a PHP newbie
The fact that you do not want your script accesible from the net doesn't
matter at all, only securitywise.
Just go apache with php, as you suggested.
If you are on Ubuntu, you probably have to give a command like:
apt-get install php5-gd (as root or as sudo)
or something close to that.
Then Ubuntu will get the source from your fav. apt-get-install site, and
From there on go to www.php.net and read a bit around.
Pay attention to php.ini and the install instructions, they will contain
some important settings for you that define the way PHP behaves.
Check stuff from your faforite webbrowser (firefox I presume) via:
If you get confused, go to www.php.net first, if still confused, come back
Best of luck